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Debut Mondays


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Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next.

Every fortnight, let Debut Mondays be your guide. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.


Patrick West

Patrick West writes short fiction, essays and screenplays. He is Senior Lecturer in Professional & Creative Writing at Deakin University, Melbourne campus. He and his partner are raising two children. Patrick was awarded a PhD from The University of Melbourne in 1995. He taught for almost 10 yea... Read more

Adrienne Ferreira

Adrienne Ferreira is a poet and short story writer. Her debut novel is Watercolours. Adrienne lives on the Central Coast with her husband (writer, producer and actor, Rob Carlton) and their twin boys. Born on NSW’s mid-north coast, Adriennce graduated with a BA from the University of Sydney. Water... Read more

Peter Barry

Peter Barry is an itinerant mongrel. He won the 2005 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for his novel I Hate Martin Amis et al. Peter is English, French, Irish and a Channel Islander. Born in England, he was brought up in Scotland. He has lived in Edinburgh, London, P... Read more

Peter Dawncy

Peter Dawncy lives in the Dandenong Ranges. He has an Arts Degree with majors in English and Philosophy from Monash University and is currently completing Honours in poetry writing. For his thesis, Peter is undertaking a study of Philip Hammial’s poetry through Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. P... Read more


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